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I have seen a couple of guys posting about using modified slingshots for bowfishing and they are liking it. I have never tried it thus I thought I would ask if anyone here had given it a go to see what their thoughts are on this.

I know you can do it, but is it accurate enough or consistent?

Does the arrow have enough punch to penetrate bigger fish (gar)?
 

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I've never done it but want to give it a try...Just never got around to it. I think it would be kinda fun for something different once in a while.
 

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Yeah, I have an 8 yr old step son am thinking about giving it a go so he can get out there with me. He has a bow, but hes not accurate enough with it yet to hit a fish. I was thinking this might give him another way to keep up and have fun.

I will probably give it a try and if you want, I can post up the results here if you are interested in seeing how it goes.
 

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I will probably go with this setup but use Dloop serving instead of a pocket. Thats the plan, but well see how it goes.

 

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Hi Hawst, I don't know about the slingshots converted for arrows but the slingbow has proven itself to be worthy of the penetration into a 100# gar and there have been three sharks that I know of killed by myself and one of my friends. I'm sure there are more stories out there. It is very accurate and easy to master. I built slingshots and shot them before but never at any living thing because it barely would penetrate my target. I wasn't very consistant with it either. But that's just me. I have shot stingrays, 49# bull redfish, sheephead, flounder, countless carp and buffalo fish using my slingbow. That is all done with a 40# powerband too. I have arthritis really bad and can't take the 60# pull so I use the 40# and I have even killed hogs using the 40#. If you want to see the info on the slingbow
Slingbow, slingshots, it all comes down to penetration and preference. Happy bowfishing!
 
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